At my church in Dublin, our board has recently voted to recommend a new type of organisation where we would combine 3 churches under a single board, following a single vision. In other words, 1 church in 3 different locations. Part of the advantage of this is to try and free up our pastors to work as a team according to their spiritual gifts.
But most importantly, we want to provide the time and the focus to implement what we are calling a City Seminary, a seminary focused on discipleship for lay people, based in the city where they live, to equip our members fulffill our mission together. We are rather excited about the possibilities. It is still early stages, but if you would like to look at the initial presentation we made to our board, you can watch it below.
All the best for the Journey, Gavin.